Shahid Afridi And Gautam Gambhir Have A Twitter Spat Over Kashmir

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Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir
Source: Rediff.com

Shahid Afridi took to Twitter on Wednesday asking Pakistanis to support Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call to observe Kashmir Hour every Friday by standing outside in the open.

“Let’s respond to PM call for Kashmir Hour as a nation. I will be at Mazar e Quaid at 12 pm on Friday. Join me to express solidarity with our Kashmiri brethren. On 6 Sep I will visit home of a Shaheed. I will soon be visiting LOC.” – Shahid Afridi

Gautam, who has a reputation of picking beef with fellow cricketers – even within his own team – retorted to Afridi’s tweet with a personal attack.

“Guys, in this picture Shahid Afridi is asking Shahid Afridi that what should Shahid Afridi do next to embarrass Shahid Afridi so that’s it’s proven beyond all doubts that Shahid Afridi has refused to mature!!! Am ordering online kindergarten tutorials for help @SAfridiOfficial” – Gautam Gambhir

Shahid Afridi was quick to hit back

He posted an image carrying a statement by Indian cricket team’s former Mental Conditioning Coach who had called Gautam Gambhir “…one of the weakest and mentally most insecure” person that he had worked with.

This is not the first time that Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir have been at logger heads with each other.

Earlier this year Gautam, after winning the Lok Sabha election from East Delhi had called upon the Indian cricket team and the population at large to sever cricketing ties with Pakistan.

When asked to respond to this statement during a press conference, Afridi had called the former Indian cricketer a “fool.”

“Do you think Gautam used his wits while talking about this?” asked Afridi, “Does this look like something which a sensible person would say? Do educated people talk like this?” 

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